VOL. XI THE DALLES, OREGON. THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1899 NO 317 FLEE BEFORE AMERICAN TROOPS Gen. Wheaton Witli Teata PennsYkania anfl Secona Oregon Driyes tie Enemy Bad SET ON FIRE AND ABANDONED Other Small Villages Burned as Fast as They Become Untenable Little Opposition to the American' Ad vance Otis' Report of Yesterday. Manila, April 12 6:10. p. nr. Gen eral Wheaton started at daylight with the Tenth Pennsylvania and the Second Oregon regiments, and two guns, to drive the rebels from the American right flank between the railroad and the foothills. He met with slight resistance near Santa Maria, and one man was wonnded, but the .enemy bolted when helled by the artillery, and burned and abandoned the town of Santa Maria, where 1000 rebels were reported to haye been concentrated. During the rest of the dav the enemy was in fall retreat toward the mountains burning villages behind the retreating force. Occasionally a few rebels drop ped to the rear, and fired at the advanc ing American troops from the jungle, ap parently with the idea that this would check our advance and cover the retreat of the Filipinos. Finding these tactics ineffectual, these rebels scrambled after the mam body. Washington, April 12. The follow ing cablegram has been received from General Otis: .... "Manila, April 12. Adjutant-General, Washington : Yesterday in the lake region Lawton pursued the insur gents eastward from Santa Cruz, dis persing them. He captured all the larger vessels used in the lake trade, and a Spanish gunboat. He is now en deavoring to pass them from the river, where they were concealed, into the lake. "Wheaton drove the enemy ten miles to the eastward of the railway communi cation with MaloioB. Lawton ' and Wheaton's casualties are few and slight as the enemy made no stand. "I have been notified by Spain that she will evacuate Mindora and Polo soon. - OTIS." Manila, April 12. 6 :50 p. m. Gen eral Wheaton has telegraphed to Gen eral Otis, saying: "They would not wait to be killed." General Lawton is scouring the vicinity of Santa Crnz. He find the rebels have decamped. He has secured a gunboat, six lannches-and two cascoes, comprising the Filipino fleet. The vesEelB were stuck in the mud of the river. ' New York, April 12. A dispatch to the Herald from Manila says: Lawton's command captured the villages of Pagsa jan and Lumban yesterday after some resistance at the latter place. The month of the river, commanded by Lumban, was effectually blocked against the entrance of the gunboats. Shells from the Laguna de Bay drove most of the insurgents in flight up the mountain side. A small force remained in an old church, offering resistance un til it was ruBhed by the troops. About fifty were captured and several killed. There was one casualty among the Americans, that being an arm wound. A body of insurgents attacked the rear of MacArthur's division between Marilao and Bocave at $ o'clock this rrr?v An Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ' ROYAL BAKINO POWOCft CO., NEW YORK. morning. The telegraph line was cut. Our loss was five killed and fourteen wounded, all in company M of the Sec nd Oregon regiment, and companies C and D, of the Thirteenth Minnesota. End Not in Sight. New Yokk, April 12. A dispatch to the World from Manila says: While it is probable that there is an end to the big engagements in the Philippines be tween the Americans and Filipinos, the war is not at an end by any means. It is the universal opinion among army men here that it will require the presence of 50,000 American troops to occupy the territory that has been taken, and to keep open communication among the islands. General Lawton's advance promises to meet with a harassing resistance. Trenches are built by the enemy from town to town. On all sides the rebels are in nightly communication by means of signal fires. They avoid being caught in a trap, and are quick to harass the flank. .. Since March 25 the enemy's losses have not been more than double ours. Our kindness to the rebel wounded and prisoners does not allay their dogged enmity. Only a small portion of the popnlation of the north have returned to their homes. Only the diseased and aged remain in Santa Crnz. Aguinaldo is reported to bein San Fer nando, and still in adsolute charge of the defenses of the new capital and of Calum- pit. Killed-Second Oregon, April 11 Com pany M, Privates Henry Payne, Edward Hoffman and Joseph Boddey. Wounded-Second Oregon, company M. Privates P. Miller, abdomen, severe; Arthur Sullen, arm, slight. - Spain's Greatest Need. . Mr. R. P. Olivia, ot Barcelona, Spain, spends his winters at. Aiken, S. C. Week nerves had cansed severe pains in the back of bis bead. 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I gave myself up to my Savior, determined if I could not stay with my friends on earth, I would meet my absent ones above. , My husband was advised to get Dr. King's New Dis covery for consumption, coughs and colds. I gave it a trial, took in all eight bottles. It has cured me, and thank God, I am saved and now a well and healthy woman." Trial bottles free at Blakeley& Houghton's drug store. Ree nlar tize 50c and $1. Guaranteed or price refunded. - 1 For frost bites, burns, indolent sores, eczema, skin disease, and especially Piles, De vVitt's Witch Hazel Salve stands first and best. Look out for dis honest people who try to imitate and counterfeit it.' It's their endorsement of a good article. Worthless goods are not imitated. Get De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. Snipea-Kinerely Drug Co. Ice cream soda Palace of Sweets. now on sale at the 4tf. WAS HIS "TENTH WIFE Justice West of Spokane Plays a Game . for a Wife. Pendleton, Or., April 11. Justice Peter West today married his tenth wife, Mrs. Pauline Miller, a widow of Spokane. A week ago he w:S dive reed from h's ninth wife, she securing the decree. Sbe was married the following day to J. C. Jones of Spokane. Quite a romance attaches to the tenth wedding of Justice West. The tenth bride was a former sweetheart of his. Sunday he offered to play her a game of c .sino. If he won they were to be married today ; if he loet.the wedding wi s to be postponed" lor six months. The game. was three out of five. He won the first, she the second ; he the third and fourth and his bride. Both bride and groom are well known and possessed. f considerable property. A Frightful Blunder Will often cause .a horrible burn, ecald, cut or bruise. Bucklen's Arnica Salve, the best in the world, will kill the pain and promptly heal it. Cures old sores, fever sores, ulcers, boils, corns, felons and all skin eruptions. Best" pile cure on earth. Only 25 cts. a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold by Blakeley & Houghton, druggists. 5 HIGHER PRICES FOR CATTLE Grant County Stockmen Not Anxious to Sell. Long Creek, Or., April 11. A promi nent stockman of this connty, who has bought and sold cattle and sheep in East ern Oregon for twenty years, was today asked his views as to the outlook for stock this year. He said : "In my opinion, cattle will, before the close of the buying season, command, a higher price than has been realized by Eastern Oregon stockmen for years. I have canvassed the field pretty thorough ly, and find the cattle-owners almost as a unit determined to bold their cattle at prices equal to or better than were paid last year. "The loss of cattle during the winter will not exceed 8 or 10 per cent, while th3 loss of sheep might be conservatively estimated at 20 per cent." Elegant new Pullman palace sleepers between Portland and Chicago have just been placed in service via the O. R. & N., Oregon Short Line, Union Pacific and Chicago'. & Northwestern railways daily every day in the year. Cars are of the very latest pattern, in fact being the most improved up-to-date sleeping cars tuned out by the Pullman Company. These new palaces will leave Portland on the evening fast train of the O.'H. & N. arriving at Chicago the morning of the fourth day and running through with out change via Granger and Omaha. 19tf Happy is the, man or woman, who can eat a good hearty, meal without suffering afterward. If you cannot do it, take Kodol Dyspepsia Cube. It di gests what yon eat, and cures all forms of Dyspepsia and Indigestion. Snipes Kinersly Drug Co. . Notice. . Have you a farm for sale or for rent, or do you know of any person holding farming lands that they wish to dispose of? If so, please write to any agent of theO. R. & N. Co., and he will send you a circular which will interest you. SANGUINARY BAT TLE NEAR APIA Eight Hundred of Mataafa's Followers SurpriseA One Hundred Americans andBriMBlnejaciets. TWO AMERICAN OFFICERS KILLED Casualties Among the Mataafans Were Forty Killed and a Number - Wonnded, the Latter Being Carried Off by Their Comrades When They Retired. ' San JTbancisco, April 12. The "Call this morning prints the following special copyrighted cablegram:- Auckland, N. Z., April 12. On April 1, 800 of Mataafa's men ambuscaded 100 bluejackets near Apia. The fighting was terrific, the American and British tars repeatedly beating back their assailants, who sought to overwhelm them by force of numbers. Lieutenants Lansdale and Ensign Monaghan, of the United States cruiser Philadelphia, and Lietftenant Freeman, of the British gunboat Taranga, were killed. After the rebels had been driven off the bodies of these three officers were recovered. They bad been decapi tated by the savage Samoan warriors. Four marines were killed. Mataafa's loss was forty killed and a number wounded, these being carried off the field by the rebels when they re tired. . The bodies of Lansdale, Monaghan and Freeman, as well as those of the un fortunate marineB, were burled with military honors at Mulinun. . There is constant fighting with the natives around Apia, and the life of no European in the islands is safe. Grave Apprehension. Washington, April 12. The news from Samoa was received here with feeling approaching dismay. There was a refusal on the part of higher officials to di CU9S the sad eyent. The eecretaiy cf the German embassy called early in the day upon Secretary Hay. Neither of the officials would disclose anything as to the nature of the exchange that took place. .'" - Wood Wood Wood. ' We can furnish you with strictly first class, dry, fir wood at the same prices which you have been paying for inferior quality. Send us your orders and get the best. Phone 25. Mchl. Joa. T. Peters & Co. 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